|Melford, Myra/The Tent / Where the Two Worlds Touch|
|Album:||Where the Two Worlds Touch||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Melford, Myra/The Tent||Added:||06/2005|
|Add Date:||2005-06-19||Pull Date:||2005-08-21||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||14 Aug||7 Aug||31 Jul||24 Jul||17 Jul||10 Jul||3 Jul||26 Jun|
|1.||Thu, 05 Jan 17:||Fo|
No Cover, No Minimum
|4.||Tue, 18 Jan 11:||Be Sharp|
|2.||Fri, 06 Nov 15:||Be Sharp|
|5.||Fri, 10 Feb 06:||Wedge|
|3.||Tue, 29 Nov 11:||Be Sharp|
|6.||Fri, 13 Jan 06:||Wedge|
Complex, adventurous jazz with an "outside" focus but plenty of catchy moments for "inside" fans to like. The slower tracks can be floaty and beautiful (1); the faster ones can have a crisp bite that recalls Melford's early piano-trio albums (3,6).|
Melford also does a lot of work on harmonium (accordion-sounding instrument) for a different feel on 4,8.
Stomu Takeishi's bass adds a fluid sound. Chris Speed (sax) and Cuong Vu (trumpet) are longtime compatriots in atmosphere-painting bands like Yeah No.
1- Pretty. Floating.
2- Pleasantly complex tune with open, flowing soloing. Gets crashing and stormy.
3- Aggressive and crazy. Dramatic Spanish tinge.
4- Calm first half featuring harmonium, both solo and as a droning backdrop for others' solos. Melford switches to piano for a quiet but energetic solo, mid/fast and pretty. A patient 12-minute track.
5- Slow, with forceful gray-sky swirling
6- Brisk and upbeat
7- Expansive, atmospheric start. Solos include a driving sax segment and a fast-popping piano/drums segment.
8- A cool funky step ... into swirly, nearly Indian lines. Sluggish midtempo feel.
|1.||Eight||5.||Secrets to Tell You|
|2.||Where the Two Worlds Touch||6.||Everything Today|
|3.||Brainfire and Buglight||7.||Hello Dreamers|
|4.||Where the Ocean Misquotes...||8.||No News at All|